Hi, everyone! I hope everyone’s weekend is going good and you haven’t been buried under our first snow fall. I have another essential oil here for review. I am running behind this week, so please, bear with me if you would and please be patient. I appreciate it! 🙂
I was given this oil in exchange for a review here on Amazon and on my blog, The Backwoods Primer. All opinions are 100% my own.
Oh my, what a wonderful and pleasant smell this Sun Organic Peppermint Essential Oil has! It reminds me of a York Peppermint Patty. It is not subtle nor is it overwhelming in the least. Included with the bottle for your convenience is a dropper with the measurements on it too.
But please note that this oil is not for internal consumption. I already have a couple of uses in mind that I have lined up for this, a delightful hand lotion and simply just burning the oil. In fact, I already burned the oil and it makes the whole room and the next smell lovely. It burns long and true and clean and not in the least overpowering.
There are so many, many uses of peppermint oil, some which may surprise you! They range from health benefits like knocking out nausea and headaches/migraines, aides in digestion to household uses such as deterring spiders, freshening a trash can, killing fleas on your dog, and freshening your home when applied to a cotton ball. When applying it to your skin, which has many benefits, always apply with a carrier oil, like coconut oil.
Health & Beauty Uses
- To help bring down indigestion or nausea, simply inhale to stop the nausea instantly. To stop indigestion, apply a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and the peppermint oil to a cotton ball and rub in a circular pattern to you stomache.
- A few drops added to a humidifier will help with congestion and colds.
- Melted shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil in equal amounts to make a chest rub will with a few drops of peppermint oil will also help with congestion.
- Mixing peppermint with a carrier oil and applying on your sinus’s and temples will relieve a head/migraine. Applying the same blend on the back of your neck will relieve a tension headache.
- To improve alertness and relieve stress, put a few drops of peppermint oil onto an olive oil candle.
- A few drops of lavender and peppermints oils added to a carrier oil will relieve the itchiness of bug bites.
- Peppermint oil added to the epsom salts in a foot bath will relax tired and worn feet.
- Dilute a small amount of peppermint oil and mix it with a carrier oil and then apply to the inside of your wrists to help with motion sickness.
- A few drops of peppermint oil to warm bath water will make for an invigorating bath.
- To relieve pain and to bring down bumps and bruises, mix peppermint oil with a carrier oil and apply to them.
- A few drops to your homemade shampoo will help with any dandruff.
- Mixing peppermint oil with a carrier oil will help with cramps.
- To help with brain function and alertness, like before a test, inhale the scent of the peppermint oil.
- Peppermint oil mixed coconut oil will heal any rash.
- To help with hot flashes, add a few drops of peppermint oil to a spray bottle with water and spritz on you as needed.
Uses For Peppermint Around The Home
- To keep ants and spiders out of your home, make a barrier of peppermint oil. Put some on a cotton ball and wipe it around the areas of where they enter, like doorways and windows. They will not cross this peppermint barrier.
- Placing cotton balls with peppermint oil in strategic places around your home will deter mice.
- Mixing peppermint oil with tea tree oil and water make a great disinfectant to use around your home, especially with cold, flu, and ebola season coming up!
- Adding peppermint oil to your homemade cleaners not only give them a fresh smell, but give them a boast of antifungal and antibacterial powers too.
- Mixing epson salts and peppermint oil in a spray bottle with warm water and mix it until the salts are dissolved. Then spritz it on your dog to help with fleas.
- A few drops of peppermint and water mixed in a spray bottle and then spritzed on your plants will kill aphids.
- Peppermint oil placed on a cotton ball and then put it on the head of a tick will remove it from the skin.
Some had mentioned in past reviews that the scant label was lacking a lot of information like how this oil was extracted It does state the necessary information about not to take internally, keep out of reach of children, avoid contact with skin and eyes(hence applying to skin with a carrier oil), and to consult a physician if you are pregnant and/or lactating. Usual common sense warnings.
I would suggest to Sun Organics that, in addition to that a few more ‘specific’ suggestions on usages and applications, where it is harvested from, the ingredients, and if it is 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil(as it should be). So far, this oil is great for burning. I would be very hesitant to apply to my skin and if I were to try to do so, I would do so in small doses. I try to live by if you wouldn’t want to eat it, you shouldn’t be putting it on your body and visa versa. And I would not take this internally. The oil is stored in an dark, amber-colored bottle, as it should be, to preserve the oil for its shelf life. I would recommend if you use this oil, or any oil for that matter, instead of shelling out tons of $$$ for tea lights, to invest in a nice and reliable electric oil burner. I have a few on my wish list in fact that I hope to get one soon myself 🙂
A Few More Uses For Peppermint Oil:
- Peppermint oil can be added to homemade potpourri to make an invigorating atmosphere to your home.
- A few drops of the oil can be added to the bottom of your garbage can or on a cotton ball to keep it smelling fresh and clean.
- And lastly, you can burn the oil in a burner, like I enjoy doing 🙂
The oil was packed very securely so not to be damaged during transport. It was shipped hours after I ordered it Friday evening and arrived upon my doorstep the following Monday with my mail about noontime. Primetime Commerce is very efficient about their shipping and packaging and even their communicating procedures. Thank you!
I have given Sun Organic Peppermint Essential Oil a 4 star rating because of the fact that I do not believe that it is organic, though I really have no way of knowing, except going on the fact that it isn’t food grade. The generic label needs a huge update to better inform their customers and even future customers. This oil is great for burning because of the fact that is burns clean and it smells great. This bottle is huge for the inexpensive price that it is offered here. Other positive points to consider is that is packaged in the appropriate bottle, the pipette is included(though they are a dime a dozen), it is shipped out quite fast and care is taken to ensure that the package arrives to you in one piece.
If you wish to purchase Sun Organic Peppermint Essential Oil(http://www.amazon.com/Sun-Organic-Peppermint-Essential-118ml/dp/B00OEIBJRW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top), you may do so on Amazon. You may click on any of the pictures to be taken directly to Amazon or the above link.
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